Strategically connect on LinkedIn
Strategically connect with people on LinkedIn and you’ll have a high quality, well connected network.
Building connections on LinkedIn can feel daunting. Especieally when you first join and there’s a tsuanami of connection requests.
Do you feel like this?
Ergh. Another connection request from someone I don’t know. I’ve been told to grow my network, but I don’t know who this person is.
Do I connect? Do I block? Do I ignore?
Oh God. I met that guy once. Total creep. I’ll probably see him at the next industry event too. Damn it!
He knows I’ve seen the invite. I have to accept now.
Cool! I’ve just reconnected with Dave from accounts from my first job. How cool. I wonder what he’s been up to.
So going to connect.
How on earth am I going to work out who to connect with on LinkedIn?
On one hand, I’m trying to grow my network so I should say yes to everyone right?
And on the other hand. I don’t want to be connected to all these people I don’t know.
What do I do?
My advice is to MAKE YOUR OWN RULES. Do what feels right for you.
Do exactly what you’d do in real life. If you’re a networking pro at events, approach LinkedIn the same way.
If the thought of a networking event brings you out in hives, don’t connect with everyone you know.
Hate being sold to in real life? Learn how to spot a salesman online too.
Create your own value system for connecting
What If I Connect with the wrong people on LinkedIn?
We’ve all done it. Connected with someone only to get spammed with a sales pitch the second we click connect. Or eye roll at the continual Me Me Me posts.
Don’t sweat it, simply remove them as a connection or block their content from your feed. Too easy.
They’ll never know.
Want to be seen by the right people?
Ready to grow your profile? Don’t know were to start?
LinkedIn is not rocket science, with a little help you could be a superstar too.